The Shoedini is a shoehorn on a pole. It's for people that don't like to/can't bend over to take their shoes off. I've got news for your folks: if you can't take your shoes on and off without a shoehorn on a stick, it's time for slippers. And probably a diet/will.
Thanks to Petey, who doesn't need a shoehorn because he has ninja-feet and can walk on hot coals without wincing.